Alcohol Rehab (Inpatient and Outpatient)
Alcohol Rehabilitation in The UK
When we talk about rehab, we’re usually referring to something known as residential treatment or inpatient treatment. Generally speaking, residential treatment is a much more successful method of treatment as it allows for round the clock treatment and care of the person seeking help for their addiction.
From therapeutic programs that run 7 days a week to nutrition and exercise needs – all of our treatment programs can be tailored to the patient themselves as well as their particular addiction.
We truly recognise the benefits of individualized treatment programs, especially when they’re carried out in a residential format. Here at Infinity Addiction, we do our utmost to ensure a safe and secure environment, where a patient will feel free to discuss their issues openly. What’s more, with residential treatment, they can reach out for help at any time, night or day and avoid those external distractions.
Having said that, there are times when life simply won’t allow for residential treatment. Whatever the reason, here at Infinity Addiction, we can help you overcome this with outpatient treatment.
Alcohol Rehab Treatments
Here at Infinity Addiction Solutions, we offer treatment with a number of professionals and clinics throughout the UK and abroad who can assist the alcoholic in question, at their own pace. There are two steps to alcohol addiction treatment and these commonly include alcohol detox and rehabilitation. Detox deals with the physical side of the addiction while rehabilitation works with the person’s mind, attitude and behaviour that contribute towards alcohol use. It’s within rehabilitation that more deep rooted issues are often dealt with.
Alcohol Inpatient Treatments
Inpatient rehab is also known as residential rehab and requires the person wanting treatment to stay at the facility itself. Inpatient treatment is often preferred for the fact that it offers a great amount of safety, security, stability and a continual course of around the clock care as well as aftercare for the person seeking treatment.
It also gives the person with an addiction a chance to escape their usual surroundings that provide the usual temptations while they go through detox and rehabilitation building a solid recovery platform on which to build a healthy life without alcohol.
Alcohol Outpatient Rehab
Outpatient rehab or dayhab involves often daily visits to the facility as opposed to a residential stay. This allows the person seeking treatment to go home at the end of each day as it allows them to continue with work and home life.
It’s worth noting, however, that this may not always be the best treatment option as it allows the person in question to continue their usual routine, repeating the same circumstances over again which can often lead to use of the substance they’ve become addicted to.
Stages of Alcohol Rehab Treatment
At Infinity Addiction, we specialise in providing a bespoke method of treatment that’s fine tuned to suit not only the patient themselves but their specific addiction, or in this case of alcohol addiction, their specific cause or reason behind their addiction. Generally speaking however, alcohol rehab treatment consists of 3 common stages. These are:
Detox – This is often needed when a patient has developed a tolerance, which with alcohol addiction, will have naturally built up over time. Many patients may have attempted to detox from alcohol themselves, only to struggle once withdrawal symptoms raise their ugly head.
Withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the alcohol the addict has become dependent on however under expert guidance, these can often be dealt with using specialist and licensed medication. The duration of detoxes will vary greatly on the severity of the addiction itself, the alcohol that the addict is dependent on as well as how long the addiction has been developing for.
With a residential detox treatment, patients can be closely monitored by our staff to help manage any withdrawal symptoms and increase the chances of a successful detox.
Therapy – Alcohol therapy is an integral part of any recovery journey. There are several different approaches to therapy too, from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to solution focused and more. This type of psychological approach is integral to help explore the way of thinking, along with emotions and behaviours that have helped to develop the addiction in the first place.
Aftercare – This is just as important as detoxing and therapy. In fact aftercare is considered the final stage of alcohol rehab. It’s an ongoing stage that’s designed to be phased out over time however it’s integral to ensure and maintain the positive treatment received during the first two stages of treatment mentioned above. Insignificant aftercare is a known factor in regression back to previous addictive tendencies.
Alcoholism or alcohol use disorder can be defined as a strong and uncontrollable desire for alcohol despite the consequences. As most are aware, the more someone drinks, the more their body becomes accustomed to alcohol and the more alcohol they actually need to satisfy their ‘urge’ or ‘need’. Increasing tolerance levels can often lead to a dependence on alcohol and addiction occurs.
The most obvious sign that someone is suffering from alcohol addiction is their desire to prioritise drinking alcohol above everything else in their lives including family, friends and their job.
Some alcoholics can function as normal day-to-day while others will see their entire lives suffer as a result. Unfortunately, for most alcoholics, hiding the signs of alcoholism doesn’t make the problem go away, nor does the ability to function from day-to-day.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
When someone who suffers from an alcohol addiction attempts to go without it, they will naturally experience withdrawal symptoms. These can be seen in the form of the body signalling that something isn’t quite right.
Alcohol is known to have sedative/depressant qualities, meaning it slows brain activity down and when an alcoholic goes without it, the brain will often react by going into overdrive, trying to adjust to a lack of alcohol. This reaction to the lack of Alcohol can be extremely dangerous and giving up alcohol should only be facilitated with the help of a trained medical professional.
Common symptoms of Alcohol withdrawal can include anything from:
- Anxiety or feelings of panic
- Shakes or tremors,
- Seizures or brain damage in more advanced or extreme, addiction levels
Alcohol Rehabs in The UK
Why Someone Should Seek Help
Alcohol addiction is often a more complex issue than merely consuming alcohol. It can hide or mask underlying issues in someone’s life that haven’t been addressed.
Alcohol rehab and treatment, however, will not only address the alcoholism and help to stop drinking safely, but also get to the root of the problem, and address the deeper rooted issues that have led to the addiction in the first instance.
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